My adventures in Miniatures and other artistic endeavors, and all the mischief I get sidetracked in along the way. . .
Monday, March 7, 2011
More Baby Blankets
Are you bored yet? Sorry. Just have to show you some of the latest. I've got a nice little market going for these blankies. It's Spring and all these baby showers are going on. Who wouldn't love a homemade, gorgeous blanket at their baby shower? I loved the homemade things the best when my babies were born.
This pretty flower blanket is one I did before I got the embroidery machine. I love the happy little flowery fleece. It's got kind of a retro feel, you know? I did a crochet scallop along the edge with variegated yarn. It's really soft and cuddly. The hand embroidery was so-so. I much prefer my machine, as I'm sure you guessed.
This blue beauty is a present for my daughter's friend who lives next store. I"m ashamed to say her birthday was the middle of February, and I just finished it last night. Our neighbors are the best and totally understanding. In February I worked crazy hours and just did not have the time, so I know they understand. Plus this one is quite a bit bigger than a baby blanket, so it took quite a bit longer.
On this blanket I used another variegated yard with blues and teals. I love the wintry, elegant feel of this fleece pattern. So gorgeous! Do you see the initials I embroidered? They are a pansy motif and turned out pretty. My daughter's friend seemed to really like it.
I learned a lot this weekend with the embroidery machine, such as the fact that stabilizer on the back of the fleece is a must, otherwise the pattern just sinks away into the nap of the fabric. And that T shirts area a lot harder to embroider than I thought. One ruined T shirt later I am trying different stabilizers to see what works best. I'll keep you posted!